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the self-anchored suspension hook into the cause way which touches down in oakland. this is where you will have a major amount of shaking in an earthquake. this is built between the hayward fault and san andreas fault. within 72 hours of a major earthquake, it is supposed to be back in service of a major earthquake. right now, this bridge is not capable of doing that because this key and critical connector, which is a sheer key, is not serviceable. >> did they have any sense of cost for is it way too early to determine? >> it is way too early to determine and they will have to be designed to have done in a couple of weeks, but it has to go to peer review. caltrans will not make this decision alone. it will go to peer review and decide how it is fabricated. now in theory, there is enough time to get it done before the opening, but everybody agrees the bridge will not open until they are absolutely sure this fix is at least as good, if not better than the original system which raises a question why wasn't this system put in in the first place. >> let me ask you quickly about the golden
everybody's still in the planning stage. so for example, when i called oakland airport and sfo, they had no idea what they were going to do. they're waiting for the transportation security administration and the faa to basically tell them. so the faa is walking through its plans now. all they know is that something like 40,000 faa workers are going to be furloughed for a day or two at a time. how this plays out at local airports, just, we just don't know. the airports don't know yet. they don't know. >> andrew, are we past a point of no return, or if washington gets its act together and reaches a budget deal, could this all just be unfurled and go back to no sequester? >> anything is possible. >> it's all happening in slow mo anyway. nothing is really, technically no money has been taken away yet. if they reach a deal in two week, if they reach a deal in three weeks? >> anything is possible. i'm a little doubtful that that's going to happen in the short term. maybe in the longer term as the cuts really start to be felt a little bit more. perhaps so. but right now, it seems to me both sid
gridlock is stuart cohen. he's co-founder of the oakland based add vo advocacy group, transform. earlier today, cohen shared his ideas for how we can stop building roads around cities and start building cities around people. stuart cohen, welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> how did we get to this point? how did the bay area become the nation's leading region for mega-commuters? what have we done wrong that no one else has done quite so wrong? >> about 50 years ago like a lot of the ref st of the country, w started designing our communities and transportation system as if people would have to drive for every trip. we started putting homes very far away from where job centers are. and i think, you know, we know what people want. people want a place where they can walk to activities and parks and shops and restaurants. and we've just edngineered that out of a lot of people's lives. we've done a great job of protecting our open spaces, but we haven't done a good enough job of making sure where we are growing we're providing homes for people of all incomes. >> so we basically built the ba
in oakland, california, is one of them. >> the first biopsy showed a slight cancer, slight amount of cancer. the second biopsy showed no cancer. i do think there's a genetic situation in my family. i'm not the only and my brother is not the only one in the family to have this problem. >> reporter: until recently, watkins' family history and his unique genetic makeup would have played a minor role-- if any-- in his medical care. but thanks in part to a massive, groundbreaking new study under way at kaiser and the university of california san francisco, information gleaned from patients' genes may prove the key to identifying and treating a host of diseases, watkin's cancer among them. >> you know, you're not born to this world as a blank slate. you come into it with a certain genetic disposition. >> reporter: u.c.s.f. professor neil risch, the lead genetic researcher, says that his project and others that compile vast amounts of genetic information are on the verge of revolutionizing medicine. >> we can actually look to see how the genes that somebody has-- and they've had since they were bo
, the bay bridge has been the workhorse on san francisco bay, linking oakland and san francisco, and carrying 270,000 cars and trucks a day. on the san francisco side, its towers support suspension cables that keep the bridge up. but this gray, utilitarian structure that partially collapsed in the 1989 earthquake has never captured the world's attention, the way its nearby cousin, the golden gate bridge has. built toward the end of the depression, both were engineering marvels. now, the bay bridge is making its own splash. on a cold rainy night last week it was transformed into a giant work of art. 25,000 tiny white undulating l.e.d. lights, strung from the vertical cables, were turned on in a flashy display of public art that can be seen for miles. for california politicians like lieutenant governor gavin newsom, it was a chance to tout the area's uniqueness. >> here we are in san francisco- - a wacky and wonderful place and a city that is probably best described as 49 square miles surrounded by reality. a city of dreamers of doers of entrepreneurs and innovators. >> reporter:
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